volume 29, issue 9, P1117-1129 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00023-1
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John M. Cavanaugh, A.Cuneyt Ozaktay, H.Toshihiko Yamashita, Albert I. King

Abstract: Idiopathic low back pain has confounded health care practitioners for decades. Although there has been much advance in the understanding of the biomechanics of the lumbar spine over the past 25 years, the cellular and neural mechanisms that lead to facet pain are not well understood. An extensive series of experiments was undertaken to help elucidate these mechanisms and gain a better understanding of lumbar facet pain. Biomechanic and neuroanatomic studies were performed in human cadaveric facet joints and ne…

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